Pandemic was 'stress test' for data office, says Kansas City official
Kate Bender, Kansas City, Missouri’s deputy performance officer, said the pandemic last year confirmed the power of data in improving governance.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
San Antonio's civic tech residency program announces new challenges
San Antonio's CivTechSA will host two pitch competitions for K-12 students and college students this year to expand the city's technology workforce.
Illinois to launch volunteer program for digital literacy training
Illinois will select a cohort of digital navigators in the new year to offer digital literacy and skills training in low-income and rural communities.
Vaccine distribution will hinge on technology and trust, NGA says
Statewide vaccine distribution plans will hinge on states' IT and data systems and whether residents trust their officials, according to a new report from the National Governors Association.
Port of Los Angeles, IBM to build cyber resilience center
The city has signed a three-year, $7 million contract to help organizations share threat intelligence and defend its maritime supply chain.